Spin transport in nanotubes (invited)

B. W. Alphenaar, K. Tsukagoshi, M. Wagner

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We study electron spin transport through carbon nanotubes contacted by ferromagnetic electrodes. The resistance of a ferromagnetically contacted multiwalled nanotube switches hysteretically as a function of applied magnetic field, with a maximum resistance change of 9% at 4.2 K. Magnetoresistance measurements of carbon nanotubes having one cobalt contact and one platinum/ gold contact, however, show no switching. In addition, we present calculations of the magnetoresistance ratio for the ferromagnetic nanotube device, and predict that a resistance change of 25% is possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6863-6867
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number11 II
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials-Intermag Conference - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 2001 Jan 72001 Jan 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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